Weekly round-up and open thread

arthurseatsmall.jpgHello and welcome to the weekly round up. I have finally got into the swing of posting these, but so that I don’t break with my personal tradition, my weekly round-ups will continue to come out on Tuesdays. I think it might be nice if the week started on Tuesday anyway, to give you a sort of run-up after the weekend.

In any case, below you’ll find some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F-Word team this week. Linking does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement by members of the collective or the author of this post.

Please note that these links range from “ooh yay!” to “oy vey” and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please share this post, and comment below!

Thousands in Turkey protest brutal murder of female student: Demonstrators protest violence against women after 20-year-old Özgecan Aslan was found dead (Dazed Digital)

Serena and Venus Williams’ Powerful Protest Against Racist Tennis Culture (Bitch Magazine)

Gay, Interrupted: On Navigating Gaybourhoods As A Queer Brown Woman (Autostraddle)

Legal aid cuts exposing domestic abuse victims to court ordeal, says report (The Guardian)

Cost of childcare so high that it does not pay UK families to work (The Guardian)

LGBT History Month Q&A: Manchester magazine editor on life beyond bi-naries (Mancunian Matters)

#OscarsSoWhite isn’t just a hashtag. It’s a real problem (Huffington Post – Facebook video link)

Patricia Arquette Undermined Her Own “Most Feminist Moment” of the Oscars (Bitch Magazine)

Photo description: The photo is by Chella Quint and has been used with permission: all rights reserved. It depicts the view east from The Meadows, a large park near the city centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is a bright, brisk, late winter morning, and some blue sky is visible among the cumulus clouds. The view, while ostensibly of a grassy field with a few people walking along a tree-lined path in the middle distance, also takes in the impressive and unmistakable silhouette of Edinburgh’s own extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat, which appears to loom up in the far distance, as though hiding behind the trees. It means no harm; perhaps it is simply playing a game of hide-and-seek.